Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Irregular Verbs 2

Watch the video, and Listen & Repeat, to practice common irregular verbs.

Second in a series of 4 videos. 


Manzai

Manzai- Comic dialogue  漫才

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This is a kind of vaudeville performance in which two comedians as a team make spectators laugh by their humorous verbal exchanges.
主に2人の芸人が1組になり、面白おかしく言葉をやりとりして観客を笑わせる寄席演芸の1つ。

The singing and dancing that once served to celebrate New Year changed into a vaudeville performance, and in the early part of the Showa Period (1926-1989) became dialogue-oriented.
新年を祝う歌舞が寄席演芸に変化したもので、昭和時代(1926-1989)初期に対話中心になりました。

Compared to comic storytelling (rakugo), manzai is contemporary.
落語に比べ漫才は現代的です。

The two comedians divide their comic roles and entertain the spectators with the skillfulness of their humorous, ad-libed exchanges.
2人がこっけいな役割を分担し、やり取りの面白さやアドリブの巧みさが客を楽しませます。

Like rakugo storytellers, manzai artists appear regularly on television variety shows.
落語家と同様、漫才師もテレビのバラエティー番組で大活躍しています。

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Happy! Music video



"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry, be happy)

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
(Look at me I am happy)

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be Happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me, I make you happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh

Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
'Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry sweetie, be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Put a smile on your face, don't bring everybody down)
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(It will soon pass, celebrate it)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy
I'm not worried, I'm happy

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Irregular Verbs 1

Watch the video, and Listen & Repeat, to practice common irregular verbs.

First in a series of 4 videos. 



Word Order Practice- Present Continuous

This page makes simple Be + ~ing sentences, negatives and questions.

For example:
  1. They are jumping at the moment.
  2. You are always dancing.
  3. That lawyer is eating at the company just now.

Click on the <3 Sentences> <4 Sentences> or <5 Sentences> buttons to make new sentences.
Also, write your name in the box at the bottom center of the page to include your name in the sentences!

from www.manythings.org

Japanese Wistaria 藤

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Japanese Wistaria  藤 (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria)

Fuji, pronounced the same way as Mt. Fuji, are beautiful pale purple flowers with vines that bloom in late spring.
藤は、発音すると富士と同じですが、晩春に咲く薄紫色の蔓性の美しい花です。

They grow wild in fields and mountains, but, to appreciate their beauty, the vines are trained over a trellis and the flowers are drooped down from it.
山野に自生していますが、観賞用としては棚を作りその上に蔦をはわせ、花はその棚から垂れ下がるようにします。

Each bunch of fuji measures from scores of centimeters to one meter and scores of centimeters in length, and beauty is found in the bunches swaying (like waves) in the wind, which are referred to as fuji waves.
この花の房は数十センチから1メートル数十センチになり、風が吹くと波のように揺れるのが藤波といって美しいのです。

A pale purple color is generally called fuji color.
薄紫色は一般に藤色といわれます。